Today I am going to discuss some of the companies involved with supplying the raw materials to the industry. There are literally thousands of companies involved and for this post I am only going to highlight some of the publicly traded ones. These are most of the major ones that I have come up with so far. It is important to note that very few of them are a pure composites supply company. Most of them have businesses that are sometimes complimentary, and sometimes not.
I have included the company name, ticker symbol, website, and primary composites businesses.
Dow Chemical (DOW) www.dow.com Epoxies, Urethanes, Chemicals (Styrene etc.)
Ashland Chemical (ASH) www.ashland.com Unsaturated Resins, gelcoat, distribution
Owens Corning (OC) www.owenscorning.com Glass fiber reinforcements
PPG (PPG) www.ppg.com Glass fiber reinforcements
Total (TOT) www.total.com Unsaturated Resins
Rio Tinto (RTP) www.riotinto.com Endgrain Balsa
Hexcel (HXL) www.hexcel.com Carbon Fiber
Cytec Industries (CYT) www.cytek.com Carbon Fiber, Epoxy Prepregs
Dupont (DD) www.dupont.com Kevlar Reinforcement
Zoltek (ZOLT) www.zoltek.com Carbon Fibers